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5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ashaway

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6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

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Letter: Writers fail to mention ACA role in abortion


In the May 27 opinion piece written by Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins (“Winning battles but losing the pro-choice war”), the topic of abortion on demand is introduced with a reminiscence of the Roe v Wade decision and it’s “legacy” for allowing “women the right to keep Big Government out of their uteruses.”

Strangely, Greco and Collins make no mention of the Affordable Care Act which mandates Big Government involvement in women’s uteri by mandating essentially all taxpayers contribute to abortion — no pro-choice allowed here.

Of course, there is a larger issue here. Abortion kills. Abortion kills human babies in the womb — on demand, at any time. In fact, more than 52 million times in the United States alone since the passage of Roe v Wade. The biology that a new human life begins at conception is a biological fact. When and who society wishes to provide the “inalienable” right to life, sadly, continues to be debated.

Despite what Greco and Collins state about abortion polls, the truth of the matter is that the majority of Americans do not favor abortion under all circumstances. This alone provides recognition that most Americans know that abortion is intrinsically wrong — otherwise why not support it under all circumstances and at any time?

Abortion polls and percentages simply provide a snapshot of what America is thinking. We should never confuse the results of a poll on moral issues as being synonymous with the truth. Abortion is wrong. The intentional killing of an innocent human life is always wrong and no poll numbers can ever change that.

Martin M. Bednar, M.D., Ph.D.

North Stonington



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